The Lower East Side Ecology Center is sponsoring an e-waste recycling drive today in Park Slope from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PS 321, Seventh Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets.

The next e-waste event in Manhattan will take place on Sunday, January 4 at Union Square Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because one of my avocations is building and rebuilding computers, I tend to accumulate lots of miscellaneous computer detritus, so I’ll be hauling a bunch of it over to the 17th Street end of the park that day. In fact, I’m already getting ready for it! The following items are accepted for recycling:

Working and non-working:

Computers (laptop & desktop),
Servers, mainframes
Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
Components (hard drives, CD Roms, circuit boards, power supplies, etc,)
TVs,VCR & DVD Players
Audio visual devices
Cell Phones, pagers
PDAs,Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)
Media (floppies, cd’s, zips, VHS tapes)

Click here for more information about both e-waste programs. The Center also sponsors composting workshops and other programs related to green energy, sustainability, and climate change.